2020 Technical Program

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6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Exhibitor Tabletop (Move-In)

 


7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration is Open

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7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

 


8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Tom Imbordino, Publisher, Dairy Foods
Dan Meyer, ADPI


8:10 AM - 9:00 AM
Keynote Introduction and Presentation

Speakers TBA

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Achieving Greatest Value from Element Autopsy & Analysis

A live demonstration, Solecta Membranes

From safety and brand risk, to sustained revenue growth, membrane system performance impacts many key business drivers. When performance suffers, element autopsy & analysis are critical tools often used to diagnose the problem. However, how can this work provide understanding into process solutions and deliver more than just opportunity for cost avoidance? Please join Solecta for a live demonstration to learn how combining element autopsy & analysis with applications expertise provides valuable insights that drive quality and profit.


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning Networking Break

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Track 1

Session #1
Specialized Membrane Systems for Unique Applications

Track 2

Session #2
Process Optimization & Best Practices in use of Membrane Technology

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM

Session Chair - Mark Braun, Product Manager, GEA

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Session Chair - Greg Pesko, MSS


10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Innovative Reverse Osmosis Membranes for Concentration of Caustic Solutions

Henia Pransky, Vice President of Technology, Koch Separation Solutions

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Process improvements to extend operational performance of a Dairy RO plant

Ryan Hertel, Channel Sales Manager Food & Dairy, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

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11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Ceramic Membranes for Bacteria Removal

Todd Hutson, Managing Director, Tetra Pak

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Rethinking Membrane Selection Technique & Operation

K. Saagar Vijayaragavan, PhD, Complete Filtration Resources

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11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Electrodialysis Technology: Turning waste streams into high value products

Alex Gorman, Global Engineering Leader, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

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Real time efficiency measurement of a concentration membrane

Olivier Reglat, F&B Industry Manager, Krohne Inc.

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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Luncheon

 


 

Session #1 continued
Specialized Membrane Systems for Unique Applications

Session #2 continued
Process Optimization & Best Practices in use of Membrane Technology

1:30 PM - 1:35 PM

Session Chair - Mike Klein, Agropur

Session Chair - Felicity Plansky, Hydrite

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1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
Harnessing the potential of industrial byproducts and effluents by converting them to value-added products or reusing within the factory

Mark Braun, Product Manager, GEA

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Industry 4.0 - Initial implementation with the least cost

Jag Singh, Business Development Manager, ProLeit

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2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Novel Food Processing Applications for Spiral-wound Membranes

Alan Franks, Engineering Manager, Hydranautics

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Always a 2nd set of eyes with Hydri-Vision

Jamison Vanden Einde, Director of Commercial Technology, Hydrite Chemical Co.

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2:40 PM – 3:15 PM
Afternoon Networking Break

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Session #3
Membrane Fouling, Cleaning, Chemicals & CIP

Session #2 continued
Process Optimization & Best Practices in use of Membrane Technology

3:15 PM - 3:20 PM

Session Chair - Felicity Plansky, Hydrite

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Session Chair - Dave Anderson, Idaho Milk Products


3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
The Right Choice - Successful Journey in Cleaning Membrane Systems Without NPE-Surfactants

John Koehl, Senior Chemist, Ecolab

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IMembrane screening: The link between idea and industrial realization of membrane processes

Kevin van Koerten, Project Manager, NIZO

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3:55 PM - 4:25 PM
CIP more than just pH and temperature

Ronni Rasmussen, Application Specialist Membranes, Novadan

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Real-world Experience with MBR Operations in Dairy, Food, and Beverage Process Wastewater Applications

Henry & Thomas Probst, President, The Probst Group, LLC & Symphonic Water Solutions

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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
When is Membrane Cleaning Complete? Using Hydrite Membrane SLM ™

Mark Dunston, Membrane Techincal Specialist, Hydrite Chemical Co.

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Application Development Utilizing Spiral Membrane and Plate & Frame Pilot Systems

Michael Ballard, Business Development Manager-Membranes, Alfa Laval, Inc.

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5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Networking Reception

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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration is Open

Sponsored by


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

 


8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Opening Remarks

Tom Imbordino, Publisher, Dairy Foods
Dan Meyer, ADPI


8:10 AM - 9:00 AM
Keynote Introduction and Presentation

Speakers TBA

bls Sponsored by


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Decision Making in Membrane Processing Panel

Moderator : Phil Tong, Professor Emeritus California Polytechnic State University, ADPI
Panelists include David Olson, Ph.D., Suez; Carl Garcia, Hydrite; Dan Garcia, Idaho Milk Products; GEA

1) How to decide the best balance between Capital vs. Operating Costs?
2) Useful Life of Membranes - warning signs, when to replace?
3) Flux Decline - Decisions on when to clean and when to replace?
4) Yield Loss - How to measure and when to take action and what action to take?


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning Networking Break

 


 
Track 1

Session #4
New Membranes & New Technologies

Track 2

Session #5
Membrane Chemistry, Process, System Design & Modules

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM

Session Chair - John Peichel

Session Chair - Reda Yacoub, Solecta Membranes


10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Nanofiltration improvements from graphene oxide membranes

Shreya Dave, CEO, Via Separations

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Research and Development of Heat-sterilizable PVDF hollow fiber membrane module

Satoko Hatahira, Managing Director, Toray Industries

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11:10 AM - 11:40 PM
Creating Unique Solutions through Co-Creation

Keith Kinch, Global Marketing Director of Product Management & Customer Innovation, Solecta

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Forward Osmosis Versus Reverse Osmosis

Steve Mosher, Industry Technical Consultant, Aphinity, Inc.

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11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Membrane Cleaning Common Mistakes - New Solutions to Old Problems

Dave Gebhart, Senior Technical & Business Support Manager, DeLaval

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Total Cost of Ownership – A Practical Application

Scott LaRoche, Director of Applications, Solecta

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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Luncheon

 


 

Session #6
Practical Issues for Membrane Operators & Plant Engineers

Session #7
Wastewater Applications


1:30 PM - 1:35 PM

Session Chair - Bob Tyler, Pall Corp.

Session Chair - Travis White, CFR


1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
Cleaning and Sanitizing of Processing Equipment

Gabe Miller, Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group

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Using stainless steel ultrafiltration and a combination of forward and reverse osmosis to turn manure into organic fertilizers and clean water

Robert Levine, CEO & Founder, Digested Organics

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2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Can Dairy Plants Survive Without Membranes TODAY?

John Haake, Director of Manufacturing Process, Great Lakes Cheese

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Unique Applications of Tubular Crossflow Ultrafiltration Membranes in Wastewater Treatment to Reduce Operating Costs

Shane Wiercinski, Director - Wastewater Solutions, Complete Filtration Resources

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2:40 PM - 3:15 PM
Afternoon Networking Break

 

Session #8
Dairy Applications/ Cleaning & Others

Session #9 continued
Non-Dairy Beverages & Other


3:15 PM - 3:20 PM

Session Chair - Paul Schact, Ecolab

Session Chair - RJ Twiford, Porifera


3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Part 1. Ultrafiltration to Produce Heat Stable WPI.
Part 2. Soluble Casein Concentrate for Extreme Cheese Yield

Mike Molitor, Process Pilot Plant Manager, UW-Madison Center for Dairy Research

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TBA


3:55 PM - 4:25 PM
Opportunities and Challenges of Membrane Cleaning

Stephan Doerries, Lead Chemist, Ecolab

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Understanding the Role of Membrane Technology for Plant based Beverages and Proteins

Shanti Bhushan, Senior Process Development, GEA

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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Membranes for biomass conversion to fuels

Birgir Norddahl, Associate Professor emer, Univ. of Southern Denmark

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Concentration and Dealcoholization of Beer with PFO Systems

Jennifer Klare, Senior Director of Applications, Porifera

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Exhibitor Dismantle (Move-Out)
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Load Bus / Depart Hotel

8:10 AM - 3:00 PM
TOUR A

University of MN
GEA

TOUR B

Ecolab
Suez


12:30 PM

Co-Producers

adpidairy foods

Diamond Sponsors

hydrite suez

Platinum Sponsors

cfr tetrapak

Gold Sponsor

ecolab

Silver Sponsors

Bentley Bentley gea microdyn Membrane System Specialists (MSS) parker Smart Membrane Solutions syndertoray

Bronze Sponsors

Alfa Laval alpma ameridia Anderson Chemical Koch MemBrain Membrane Process Controls

 

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